Down the TBR Hole | #13

Hey everyone!

After, what feels like a long time, I’m finally back with a Down the TBR Hole post.

This was created by Lost in a story. Go check her blog out if you don’t know Lia already! So how does this meme work? It’s pretty easy!

  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?

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Down the TBR

Last time on my shelf – 1365

Currently on my shelf – 1420 (There are just so many books that want to be read by me! But I know this is no excuse for adding books though!)


#1 – The 45% Hangover Logan McRae #8.5 – Stuart MacBride

Goodreads Synopsis:

A brilliantly twisty tale from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series. Including an extract from his new Logan novel, The Missing and the Dead.

It’s the night of the big Referendum, and all Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae has to do is find a missing ‘No’ campaigner. Should be easy enough…

But, as usual, DCI Steel has plans of her own. As the votes are counted there’s trouble brewing in the pubs and on the streets of Aberdeen.

Logan’s picked up a promising lead, but all is not quite what it seems, and things are about to go very, very wrong…

Decision – GO!


#2 – Partners in Crime Logan McRae #7.5 – Stuart MacBride

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Two bloody brilliant short stories from No. 1 bestselling crime writer Stuart MacBride, featuring DS Logan McRae and his boss DI Steel

STRAMASH:Something fishy is happening on the isle of Jura.DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once. One freezing night’s sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later, Logan arrives – but there’s no sign of Steel.She’s lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare, with bodies, and bullets, and tiny wee boats. And a dangerous hard man who’s meant to be dead…

DI STEEL’S BAD HEIR DAY:Why is DI Steel in an even worse mood than usual?Is it because it’s Christmas? Or maybe it’s because the missing persons case she’s just caught looks like a hoax from a mile off? Or is it because she’s just been left a huge amount of money…?One thing’s for certain: Steel’s having a bad day, and she’s hell bent on making sure Constable Guthrie has one too.

DecisionGO!


#3 –22 Dead Little Bodies – Logan McRae #8.6 – Stuart MacBride

Goodreads Synopsis: 

A short novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING, featuring his most popular characters, Acting DI Logan McRae and DCI Robert Steel.

CID isn’t what it used to be…

It’s a been a bad week for acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae. Every time his unit turns up anything interesting, DCI Steel’s Major Investigation Team waltzes in and takes over, leaving CID with all the dull and horrible jobs.

Like dealing with Mrs Black – who hates her neighbour, the police, and everyone else. Or identifying the homeless man who drank himself to death behind some bins. Or tracking down the wife and kids of someone who’s just committed suicide.

But when the dead bodies start turning up, one thing’s certain – Logan’s week is about to get a whole lot worse…

DecisionGO!


#4 – Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas Crime at Christmas #1-12 – Stuart MacBride

Goodreads Synopsis:

A collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season – from the No. 1 bestseller Stuart MacBride

Thieves, drug dealers, lap-dancers, gangsters and even the odd good guy populate these twelve tales exploring the seedier side of life in North East Scotland.

DecisionKEEP!


#5 – In the Cold Dark Ground – Logan McRae #10 – Stuart MacBride

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Sergeant Logan McRae is in trouble…

His missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods – naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct-taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen, under the beady eye of Logan’s ex-boss Detective Chief Inspector Steel. And, as usual, she wants him to do her job for her.

But it’s not going to be easy: a new Superintendent is on her way up from the Serious Organised Crime Task Force, hell-bent on making Logan’s life miserable; Professional Standards are gunning for Steel; and Wee Hamish Mowat, head of Aberdeen’s criminal underbelly, is dying – leaving rival gangs from all over the UK eying his territory.

There’s a war brewing and Logan’s trapped right in the middle, whether he likes it or not.

DecisionGO!


#6 – A Partridge in a Pear Tree – Twelve days of Winter: Crimes at Christmas #1 – Stuart MacBride

Goodreads Synopsis:

First story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season – the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.

Billy Partridge wasn’t really cut out to be a cat burglar, but it was ‘do the job, or come up with thirteen grand by Thursday, or have both legs shattered’.

‘Do the job’ seemed the least worst option. But he’s about to find out just how bad the least worst option can be…

DecisionGO! I decided to keep the whole collection so I don’t need the separate books.


#7 – Kiss the GirlsAlex Cross #2 – James Patterson

Goodreads Synopsis:

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In Washington D.C. Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing – and they are working coast to coast.

DecisionGO!


#8 – The Angel Experiment Maximum Ride #1 – James Patterson

Goodreads Synopsis:
Six unforgettable kids — with no families, no homes — are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that’s just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don’t know where they come from, who’s hunting them, why they are different from all other humans… and if they’re meant to save mankind — or destroy it.

DecisionKEEP!


#9 – The Beach House – James Patterson & Peter de Jonge

Goodreads Synopsis:

Jack Mullen is a driven student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich, parking the cars of the Hamptons’ elite — and perhaps satisfying their more intimate needs as well. Then Peter’s body is found on the beach. Jack knows the drowning was no accident, but someone’s unlimited power and money have bought the cops, the judges, the system. Now Jack is learning a lesson in justice he never got in law school … and his astonishing plan to beat the billionaires will have you reeling — and cheering — to the very last page.

DecisionGO


#10 – Hide and Seek – James Patterson

Goodreads Synopsis:

Maggie Bradford is on trial for murder – in the celebrity trial of the decade.
As one of the world’s best-loved singer-songwriters, she seems to have it all.
So how could she have murdered not just one, but two of her husbands?

Will Shephard was Maggie’s second husband.
A magnificent athlete and film star, he was just as famous.
But Will had dark, dangerous secrets that none of his fans could have imagined… that his own wife could never dreamed of.

DecisionGO

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Total number of books kept – 2

Total number of books that had to go – 8

The total number of books on my to-read shelf – 1412


I didn’t keep that many books so that’s a great thing! What about you? How is your TBR going down?


The covers and the summaries all come from their respective Goodreads page! 

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